I decided to use faux pumpkins, so I could re-use them in the future and so they would last through Halloween.
I started with a lovely white pumpkin. I penciled the W (I didn’t use a stencil, it seemed too complicated. So, I just pencilled it and erased it when it needed redone). Once it was satisfactory, I used a razor blade to trace the outline of the letter. Then, I used a steak knife to cut. About a half hour later, it looked lovely. Then, I took one last cut… and this happened.
I was totally bummed. I tried glueing it back on, but to no avail. So instead of my monogrammed pumpkin, I just turned the stinker around and plopped it on the dresser. It still looks rather lovely among our bedroom items, if I do say so myself.
But, I hadn’t given up… oh, no no. I was determined to have a monogrammed pumpkin. So, I got my other faux pumpkin and went to town. I was much more careful this time, and it came out really swell. My neighbors all love it too. Here it is, chilling on the front porch with its other fall friends.
If you decide to do this yourself, remember not to use real candles in faux pumpkins. It is flammable. I’m thinking of getting the fake tealights to put in it for the fall.
Ryan, thinks I have a pumpkin addiction. What do you think?